A nurse or other trained health professional will give your child this vaccine. It is given by mouth.
Your child should receive 3 doses of this medicine. The first dose should be given at 6 to 12 weeks of age. The second dose should be given 4 to 10 weeks later, and the third dose is given 4 to 10 weeks after the second dose. The last dose should be given to your child by 32 weeks of age.
If a dose is missed:
This medicine needs to be given on a fixed schedule. If your child missed the scheduled dose, call your child's doctor for another appointment.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
Make sure your doctor knows if your child is receiving a treatment that may weaken the immune system. This may include radiation therapy, steroid medicine (such as cortisone, dexamethasone, prednisone, Cortef®, Medrol®), or medicines to treat cancer (such as doxorubicin, cyclophosphamide, etoposide, Adriamycin®, Cycloblastin®, Cytoxan®, Etopophos®).
Tell your doctor if your child had any previous vaccinations or a blood transfusion, has a fever, diarrhea, vomiting, a blood disease, or any type of cancer. Tell your doctor if your child had abdominal surgery or was born with digestive problems, including a blocked bowel. Your doctor should also know if your child has not been gaining weight, is not growing as expected, or has a weak immune system because of a disease (such as HIV or AIDS) or a medicine (such as steroids).
Tell your doctor if your child spends time with a person who has health problems, such as someone you live with. This is especially important if your child is with a person who has problems with his or her immune system.